Reese Witherspoon's Christmas tree color choices have surprised us – twice

The actresses shared two Christmas trees – one celebrates minimalism – the other is a glittering combination of colors. Which do you prefer?

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Reese Witherspoon may be best known as an enduring force in Hollywood, but the actress is certainly no stranger to the interiors industry. 

After her sucsess in some of the biggest films and shows of the last two decades – including Legally Blonde and Big Little Lies – the Louisianan is turning her hand to design, where she has already gained recognition after starring in Netflix's Home Edit series. 

With such a flair for interiors, it is unsurprising that Reese's home acts as a source of inspiration around the calendar –  and her Christmas decor is no exception. Yet Reese's normally classic, often blue and white, choices have been swapped out this year, for bolder choices.

So, if you're looking to decorate a Christmas tree that's a little out of lane, Reese has you covered – whether you opt for metallic minimalism or rainbow maximalism. Yes, she's explored both styles this year – and you can take inspiration from each of them, below.

Reese Witherspoon's silver Christmas tree

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We thought Reese's Christmas tree ideas would be elegant, pared back and New England style, but the most minimalist is silver, with silver, red and gold decorations. 

While her silver tree breaks conventions, it does complement her neutral scheme seamlessly, and has already gained over 148K likes and celebrity admiration, including from singer Mariah Carey and Experience Trainer Jeanette Jenkins. It wins approval in the interior design world, too. 

Dani Taylor, Product & Creative Director at Cox & Cox (opens in new tab), explains that a silver tree offers the 'best of both worlds' – offering a 'totally new look with an alternative Christmas tree' but without sacrificing the traditional tree shape you know and love. 'The silver tree really glows when you add string lights, and the neutral color works with virtually any trend,' she says.

The tree is topped with a ribbon – Christmas tree ribbons being one of the biggest trends this year. You can get the look with a large red topper such as this one on Etsy (opens in new tab)

Reese Witherspoon's rainbow Christmas tree

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In a contrast to her silver tree, Reese Witherspoon's rainbow alternative is a celebration of maximalist Christmas decor ideas – and crowned with a star. 

This second tree taps into festive traditions, with colorful ornaments that complement the bookshelves behind, which are stacked with books and accessories in similar hues – coordinating your tree being one of the key tips from interior designers for decorating tastefully for Christmas.

This more colorful Christmas counterpart has similarly acquired thousands of likes since the actress shared it with the world, with notable admirers including celebrity fitness trainer Drea Wheeler. 

Which do you prefer?

Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.